|Art by Mads Herman Johansen|
He's sometimes depicted riding a pale, or even sickly or skeletal horse, and carrying a staff or scythe with the yellow sign inscribed on the handle. He is commonly associated with Death.
Finding "truth" about the supernatural in DARK•HERITAGE is often problematic. Ancient tomes and scholarly books mention many things that are otherwise forgotten, but such books are often banned and suppressed due to their dangerous and sinister nature. Even if the aspiring occultist can find them, he'll find that such tomes are riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions, not only from one book to another, but sadly often within the same book. The authors of many of them were under severe mental strain in many cases, and outright insane in others. While such fevered insane visions as they had are often the source of their knowledge, it did not make any reality behind it easy to interpret, and it begs the question of how much they knew what they were writing about anyway. Although Caronte is a commonly called upon by Terrasans and others, and is recognized as a "god" of the setting, with the power and ability to affect the lives of those who live therein--details about him are sketchy, and many skeptics can point to numerous non-divine sources for many of the stories and details that are associated with Caronte (and others) in the pantheon, calling into serious question its veracity. Many proponents of this "non-divine" interpretation of the Mythos believe that the King in Yellow--and indeed many of the gods worshipped by the Terrasans and others, are actually powerful, pre-human and alien supernatural beings who slumber fitfully in the Forbidden lands, locked away in their mountain fastness in Kadath, or in the King in Yellow's case, perhaps occasionally wandering the deserted and wind-swept streets of ruined Carcosa on the edge of the Plateau of Leng and Lake Hali.